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Re: [HACKERS] flock patch breaks things here

From: Bruce Momjian <maillist(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us (Tom Lane)
Cc: scrappy(at)hub(dot)org, hackers(at)postgreSQL(dot)org
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] flock patch breaks things here
Date: 1998-10-30 16:03:52
Message-ID: 199810301603.LAA09070@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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> The Hermit Hacker <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org> writes:
> > On Sun, 30 Aug 1998, Tom Lane wrote:
> >> So I think I have to vote in favor of leaving the socket where it is.
> 
> > Let me put my vote in...: $PGSQLHOME/run/{pgsql.pid,pgsql.pid.socket}
> > Screw backwards compatibility...v6.5 becomes v7.0 *shrug*
> 
> Catching up on back email, Marc?
> 
> I think the end consensus of that thread was that we should move the
> socket file to someplace safer than /tmp (exactly where being a
> configure-time choice), *and* optionally put a softlink to it in /tmp
> for backwards compatibility with old clients.  Use of the /tmp link
> would be deprecated because of possible security risks, but it could
> continue to work for as long as a particular installation needed to
> keep that option enabled.

Just a reminder that if you move it, all clients must know the new
location, or somehow the location must be accessable by the clients.


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